Posts Tagged With: Elvis Presley

Southaven, Mississippi Day 8 (GA468)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’m scheduled to depart September 28th.

 

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

This entry was posted April 22, 2013…

The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #10567 in Southaven, Mississippi. The location is about 1/4 mile south of the Tennessee Border and about 10 miles south of the City of Memphis. We are now expecting to depart on Thursday.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about 10 miles to downtown Memphis. We arrived at Sun Studio, the self-proclaimed Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. It was here that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and others made their famous early musical recordings. You can read all about the history of Sun Studio by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Studio

 

 

In general, photography conditions were terrible. Outside…harsh sunlight. Inside…darkish with mini spotlights and just about everything worth photographing was covered with plastic or glass making for lots of reflection. Then…also, there were lots of people to get in the way. Nonetheless…here are some of the photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

The original Sun Studio through which this door these folks entered both before they were and after they became famous…

001

 

 

 

 

 

The sign in front of the above building…

002

 

 

 

 

 

The attached building housing the gift shop, administrative offices and museum area…

004

 

 

 

 

 

These photos are on the outside of the above building…

007

 

 

 

 

 

008

 

 

 

 

 

009

 

 

 

 

 

011

 

 

 

 

 

012

 

 

 

 

 

We arrived at 10:00 AM hoping there would be few people for the first tour at 10:30 PM…not! This is where you buy your tour tickets…in the gift shop…

013

 

 

 

 

 

014

 

 

 

 

 

018

 

 

 

 

 

019

 

 

 

 

 

021

 

 

 

 

 

024

 

 

 

 

 

026

 

 

 

 

 

028

 

 

 

 

 

029

 

 

 

 

 

031

 

 

 

 

 

A real-live Honky Tonk Angel. At least that’s what it says on her chest…

032

 

 

 

 

 

Our tour guide was to be Lahna Deering…a musician still seeking international fame. She proved to be a bubbly and knowledgeable personality. You can listen to some of her music and find out all about her and her partner by clicking their official website link…
http://deeringanddown.com/fr_home.cfm

037

 

 

 

 

 

Time for the tour at last. Heading into the museum area I made it a point to be first in line so I could shoot a photo with no people in the way…

038

 

 

 

 

 

040

 

 

 

 

 

041

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Phillips was the owner of Sun Studio at that time…

042

 

 

 

 

 

043

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to explaining the museum’s exhibits, Lahna played us some partial early Sun Studio recordings…

045

 

 

 

 

 

046

 

 

 

 

 

048

 

 

 

 

 

She told us that originally Sun Studio was called the Memphis Recording Service…

049

 

 

 

 

 

051

 

 

 

 

 

052

 

 

 

 

 

053

 

 

 

 

 

054

 

 

 

 

 

055

 

 

 

 

 

Time to now go to the original recording studio area. This is what the reception area looked like back then…

061

 

 

 

 

 

Through the door into the studio where once again Lahna played more early recordings for us…

058

 

 

 

 

 

059

 

 

 

 

 

060

 

 

 

 

 

063

 

 

 

 

 

Using (supposedly) the same microphone that was used by Elvis…Mary belts out a tune…

065

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the gift shop area…

066

 

 

 

 

 

067

 

 

 

 

 

Then outside where a waiting shuttle bus was delivering a new load and waiting for departing tourists…

069

 

 

 

 

 

070

 

 

 

 

 

071

 

 

 

 

 

073

 

 

It proved to be an interesting visit despite the crowd. I would have preferred it to be like my tour through the Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, New Mexico where Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings and others made their early recordings. On that tour I was the only person because Clovis is out in the middle of nowhere rather than a large city like Memphis. If you missed that Blog entry…here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-60G

 

 

Here’s the link to the museum…
http://wp.me/pDCku-61Q

 

 

After our time at Sun Studio, Mary’s neck started bothering her again so we called it a day. Must have been belting out that tune that did it! 🙂

 

 

Enjoying interesting historic places and museums is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location near Memphis in the State of Tennessee. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1M

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

 

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

 

 

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

 

 

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 60 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC040481b

 

 

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

 

 

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

 

 

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

 

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sun Recording Studio – Memphis, Tennessee

The motorhome is currently parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. My current departure date is scheduled for December 1st.

During this time I’ll be attending to my cataract surgery, cleaning, routine maintenance and minor repairs to the motorhome and Bronco in addition to assisting Mary with her activities. None of these items are particularly exciting to write about…so…instead I’ll be showing Picasa Web Albums from our 682 day, 2011-2013 circumnavigation of the United States. It was Mary’s second circumnavigation and the sixth for myself.

Unless we do something unusual, this Blog will feature a photo album from the circumnavigation and will change daily. So come back tomorrow.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Studio

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

Sun Recording Studio, Memphis, Tennessee

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

The cataract surgery on my right eye was successfully accomplished at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California on October 9th and I’m in my recovery mode. I have a post-op exam scheduled for October 24th. Also at that time I’ll have a pre-op exam for my left eye. That surgery is scheduled for November 6th.

Yesterday was a sunny day and 86 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 87 degrees. YUK!

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

MU

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee

The motorhome is currently parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. My current departure date is scheduled for December 1st.

During this time I’ll be attending to my cataract surgery, cleaning, routine maintenance and minor repairs to the motorhome and Bronco in addition to assisting Mary with her activities. None of these items are particularly exciting to write about…so…instead I’ll be showing Picasa Web Albums from our 682 day, 2011-2013 circumnavigation of the United States. It was Mary’s second circumnavigation and the sixth for myself.

Unless we do something unusual, this Blog will feature a photo album from the circumnavigation and will change daily. So come back tomorrow.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graceland

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

My cataract surgery is scheduled for this coming Thursday at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Pre-op activities begin today. Four times a day, two different eyes drops,(anti-inflammation and anti-bacterial), once drop of each in my right eye until time of surgery.

Yesterday was a sunny day and 88 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 94 degrees. YUK!

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

MU

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SUN RECORDING STUDIO OF MEMPHIS

DSC04758 (Copy)

Sun Recording Studios of Memphis is a fun, fun tour. Its located on Union Street and if you grew up with Eivis Presley, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, this is where they got started, with a dream of Studio owner,  Sam Phillips.

DSC04780 (Copy)

Sam Phillips was a unique character. He grew up around the Blues which according to historians started on Beale Street in Memphis. The slave music of misery,and white  sharecroppers alike singing out their woes; every street corner in the black area of Memphis had a jug band that played for pennies. Music flowed from black churches. The field hollers and rythmic beat of the black community made the streets course with energy  while radio stations only played country music and Grand Old Opry.  Phillips wanted to record the energetic blues.

Wildman DJ Dewey Phillips introduced white kids to "race" music.

There was one DJ named Dewey Phillips who played “race” music. Teenagers listened to it in secret. Dewey would screech out of his microphone,” If your momma don’t like it, all the better. Tell ’em Phillips Sencha.” His station was the Red Hot and Blue in Memphis, screaming to the kids and they loved it.

DSC04779 (Copy)

What Sam Phllips did, (he and Dewey were not related) was open a recording service. He’d charge you to come in and record your stuff. He’d do a wedding, an anniversary, your poetry, anything at $4 a pop, hoping that someday, someone would walk into his studio and make it big. He recorded the Beale Street Blues and captured that raw energy. He didn’t care about white or black music, he would crank up the amps and distort it. He’d blend styles because he thought music should be fun. He wanted music to sound like a party in the room.

DSC04766 (Copy)

Elvis grew up in Memphis and he walked in one day. But Elvis paid to record his ballads. Sam didn’t like  “You Are My Sunshine” and other such stuff. He’d try and get Elvis to play something with energy.  Elvis  played with the studio band for a year and a half before something happened that Sam liked while the he and the session players  were just messing around in the studio during a break.  It was the song, “That’s All Right.”   Sam brought it to Dewey who played it 14 times the first night it went on the air. Rock N Roll was born.

DSC04822 (Copy)

A young John Cash walked in in 1954.  “I’m John Cash and I want you to hear me play”.  Sam listened but told him, “write me an uptempo weeper love song”.  “Cry, Cry, Cry” was released in 1955. Sam called him “The Giant Voice In Black.”

DSC04761 (Copy)

But,  Sun Studio’s first biggest  paying hit was Carl Perkins, “Don’t you Step On My Blue Suede Shoes.”  Of course Sam was sending recordings to Dewey Phillips and Elivis was hitting the pop charts, crossing styles and fusing music. Carl heard Elvis on the Radio, as did Jerry Lee Lewis. It drew them  to Sun Studio.

DSC04823 (Copy)

This is what the studio calls its Million Dollar Quartet, Jerry Lee, Carl, Cash and Elvis in one photo. Jerry Lee signed on as a session player (back-up pianist) but in between recordings he’d pound the ivories like a wild man, play with his feet until his piano sounded like a drum. He finally broke through with HIS kind of music with a “A Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Goin On” in 1957. And six months later, “Great Balls OF Fire” scaring the hell out of parents everywhere.

DSC04828 (Copy)

I love this poster of Jerry Lee playing a burning piano. Lewis is the only musician of the fab four who is still alive and playing rock n roll.

Sam Phillips sold Elvis’s contract to a bigger studio. He was in debt and he knew he didn’t have the bankroll to really further Elvis’ career. A good move for both of them. Elvis didn’t want to leave. I enjoyed this tour very much. There are great pictures of great musicians here, some of their instruments and the recording studio itself. Even if you didn’t grow up in the 1950’s, you will enjoy the energy in this place. The tour guides are great. Lahna Deering was our guide and she is a musician with the Deering And Down band. You can hear her unique music on her website at this link.  I like it and hope she makes it big some day.

http://deeringanddown.com/fr_home.cfm

The rest of the studio tour is about the many great musicians that came here and made great music.

DSC04760 (Copy)

A rare  picture of Roy Orbison without sunglasses.  Here he is, young and hopeful.

DSC04774 (Copy)

.

Big Walter Horton, Blues Harmonica Giant

Big Walter Horton, Blues Harmonica Great.

B.B. King-Memphis Treasure

B.B. King.

DSC04805 (Copy)

Jim Jaillet, my partner. We were invited to have fun, so we did, as did others. They encourage you to dance to the music and sing along.

DSC04812 (Copy)

What a crooner!

DSC04781 (Copy)

.

DSC04819 (Copy)

The way Roy Orbison usually appeared in public.

DSC04795 (Copy)

Paul Burlison, a renowned session guitarist.

DSC04785 (Copy)

Ike Turner, leader of the  Delta Cats Band.

Elvis with session guitarist Scotty Moore and base Bill Black.

Two of Elvis’ session players that were recorded with him at Sun Studios, Scotty and Bill.

DSC04789 (Copy)

Rufus “Bearcat” Thomas Jr.

DSC04813 (Copy)

Howlin Wolf.

DSC04778 (Copy)

If you are an equipment junkie, it is all here.

DSC04788 (Copy)

An old 45 RPM player. In fact, Sun Studios sells 100’s of remastered 45’s. They sell all of the wonderful pictures as well. It kind of makes me think about galleries who don’t allow pictures for fear you won’t buy any. They do a gold mine business selling everything and still allow photos. Kudos to them.

DSC04794 (Copy)

Lahna demonstrated how Johnny Cash would put a dollar bill under his strings and loosen them up to get that special sound you hear  in “Folsom Prison Blues.”

A lot of information about Sun Studio, and all the greats that passed through its doors is on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Studio

DSC04810 (Copy)

They have especially great pictures you don’t often see of Elivis.

DSC04772 (Copy)

.

DSC04775 (Copy)

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Southaven, Mississippi – Day 8

The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #10567 in Southaven, Mississippi. The location is about 1/4 mile south of the Tennessee Border and about 10 miles south of the City of Memphis. We are now expecting to depart on Thursday.

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about 10 miles to downtown Memphis. We arrived at Sun Studio, the self-proclaimed Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. It was here that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and others made their famous early musical recordings. You can read all about the history of Sun Studio by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Studio

In general, photography conditions were terrible. Outside…harsh sunlight. Inside…darkish with mini spotlights and just about everything worth photographing was covered with plastic or glass making for lots of reflection. Then…also, there were lots of people to get in the way. Nonetheless…here are some of the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

The original Sun Studio through which this door these folks entered both before they were and after they became famous…

001

The sign in front of the above building…

002

The attached building housing the gift shop, administrative offices and museum area…

004

These photos are on the outside of the above building…

007

008

009

011

012

We arrived at 10:00 AM hoping there would be few people for the first tour at 10:30 PM…not! This is where you buy your tour tickets…in the gift shop…

013

014

018

019

021

024

026

028

029

031

A real-live Honky Tonk Angel. At least that’s what it says on her chest…

032

Our tour guide was to be Lahna Deering…a musician still seeking international fame. She proved to be a bubbly and knowledgeable personality. You can listen to some of her music and find out all about her and her partner by clicking their official website link…
http://deeringanddown.com/fr_home.cfm

037

Time for the tour at last. Heading into the museum area I made it a point to be first in line so I could shoot a photo with no people in the way…

038

040

041

Sam Phillips was the owner of Sun Studio at that time…

042

043

In addition to explaining the museum’s exhibits, Lahna played us some partial early Sun Studio recordings…

045

046

048

She told us that originally Sun Studio was called the Memphis Recording Service…

049

051

052

053

054

055

Time to now go to the original recording studio area. This is what the reception area looked like back then…

061

Through the door into the studio where once again Lahna played more early recordings for us…

058

059

060

063

Using (supposedly) the same microphone that was used by Elvis…Mary belts out a tune…

065

Back to the gift shop area…

066

067

Then outside where a waiting shuttle bus was delivering a new load and waiting for departing tourists…

069

070

071

073

It proved to be an interesting visit despite the crowd. I would have preferred it to be like my tour through the Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, New Mexico where Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings and others made their early recordings. On that tour I was the only person because Clovis is out in the middle of nowhere rather than a large city like Memphis. If you missed that Blog entry…here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-60G

Here’s the link to the museum…
http://wp.me/pDCku-61Q

After our time at Sun Studio, Mary’s neck started bothering her again so we called it a day. Must have been belting out that tune that did it! 🙂

Enjoying interesting historic places and museums is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location near Memphis in the State of Tennessee. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1M

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Southaven, Mississippi – Day 5

The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #10567 in Southaven, Mississippi. The location is about 1/4 mile south of the Tennessee Border and about 10 miles south of the City of Memphis. We will stay here while we explore the Memphis area for the next several days.

“I was afraid you would want to go!” We both said that to each other, at about the same time, as we discussed Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, less than five miles north of our parking location. Neither of us was interested in the several expensive tours where they shuttle tourists about like herds of cattle…and there was a herd of tourists taking those tours.

Instead we parked the Bronco and spent less than ten minutes taking photos along the street…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

001

006

007

009

010

011

014

016

017

019

Since Mary had had acupuncture yesterday for her pain(s)…if you missed that Blog entry click this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7Ow
we decided to have a low-key outing yesterday.

So, after Graceland, we drove the Bronco the about five miles to the National Ornamental Metal Museum. The only one of its kind in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork. You can read all about this place by clicking their official website link…
http://www.metalmuseum.org/about_us.html

It proved to be a very interesting museum. I especially liked it because it also proved to be a place to do some “creative” photography. Here are some of the photos that I took…

029

021

022

025

027

028

032

033

037

044

047

048

053

077

091

096

097

104

109

To see the other 54 photos that I took there, you will need to click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/NationalOrrnamentalMetalMuseumMemphisTennessee

Mary had a somewhat difficult night’s sleep and just said to me…I’m starting to feel a little better. I expect we’ll pick another low-key activity for today which you’ll get to read about tomorrow.

Enjoying interesting museums is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location near Memphis in the State of Tennessee. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1M

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.